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bad accident that killed his passenger will stand trial today in her death. why he says it wasn't his fault and why a judge... not a jury... will decide his fate. surprise guest.. a norwalk family gets an unexpected interuption when a car plows into their house. how it happened and how the driver is doing this morning. new overnight... a shooting sends one person to the hospital overnight. we'll tell you what police know this
car after he spun out, slamming into a tree, back in november. the crash killed his passenger and girlfriend, 22-year old scalicity perez. police say he was speeding at the time. they also thought he may have been intoxicated... but those charges were later dropped. mure claims he was being chased and shot at when it all happened. he says he was speeding to get away. this morning he'll face a judge for his bench trial at the polk county courthouse. today, a florida man will learn if he will be released from jail while he waits for his trial in iowa to begin. 19 year old kevin ramirez was indicted in federal court last week... he's charged with two counts of "enticement of a minor," and "possession of child pornography." police say he traveled to ottumwa to meet a 13 year old girl in october. that triggered an amber alert... and they were later found in georgia. a hearing set for today will decide whether he'll be allowed out of jail on bail. a knoxville man is recovering
in his own driveway. it happened around 1 p-m yesterday in the 16-hundred block of oregon drive. fire investigators say a man in his 50s was working on a truck when it suddenly exploded into flames. the fire quickly spread from the vehicle to his coveralls, and his boots. apparently a gas line had broke and released some gas, just enough that it surrounded his foot and caught his boot and his pants on fire the man's two sons were able to help put out the fire before fire crews arrived, but the man had already suffered severe burns. he was life flighted to a burn center in iowa city. no word on his condition this morning. a norwalk family has a mess to clean up after their sunday evening took a turn for the unexpected. police say the driver of this p-t cruiser took a turn too fast on shady lane drive last night. she ended up running over the stop sign at the corner and slamming into a garage.
her passenger escaped with only minor injuries. the homeowners, along with their son were all inside at the time, but were not harmed. charges are still pending people living in johnston might have to leave earlier to get to work on time. today, the city is closing northwest 70th avenue for construction. the closure stretches from nw 107th street to nw 98th street... a portion of nw 100th street will also be closed. crews will have a detour to redirect drivers until construction is finished. that isn't expected until late this fall. today is leap day. and people blessed with a birthday today have a special way of celebrating in the metro. w-h-o radio's van and bonnie are throwing a leap year birthday party. there will be cake and go-kart races at grimes' mb2 raceway. it's all just getting underway now. the party lasts until nine this
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it is going to be windy with temperatures falling fast this afternoon. highs will be in the upper 50s by noon, but another cold front is expected to pass through which will once again shift winds toward the north and bring in more clouds. this cold front will be bringing with it a chance for a rain/snow mix. most
welcome back. oscar buzz is still circulating this morning... and if you went to bed early, you likely missed the biggest win of the night. so we're gathering up all the academy talk that'll be filling up your browser today. here's what's trending... :00 - :08 and the oscar goes to ... leonardo dicaprio nats cheering about this moment this morning... 22 years in the making - leonardo dicaprio finally wins oscar - best actor for "the revenant" - nominated five times but no wins until this - internet had plenty of jokes
of course all night the hashtag #oscars was trending. other big wins... - "the revenant's" director, alejandro gonzlez irritu, won best director - best picture: "spotlight" - best actress: brie larson for her performance in "room." talk about a nerve-wracking gig... these girl scouts got their pick of the highest cookie clientele last night at the oscars. host chris rock invited a whole troop out.. boxes in hand... in hopes of helping his daughter top her troop in sales. and, of course, the room of millionaires opened their pocketbooks to help out. :00 - :05 na31y nats oh what a shot from curry here's a video you could watch on repeat... and the internet
has. - nba player steph curry broke his own record saturday with this incredible game-winning shot - happened as golden state warriors went into overtime against oklahoma city thunder - 38 feet away - his 287th three pointer this season - new disney pricing costs more on busy days - called "surge pricing" - on busy days, visitors will pay - new disney pricing costs more on busy days - called "surge visitors will pay more, and on slower days, they'll pay a few dollars less. crowds start forming those lines now... for the latest apple release. - new iphone model debuting soon - report says march 21st - smaller
trial begins.. a des moines man behind the wheel in a bad accident that killed his passenger will stand trial today in her death. why he says it wasn't his fault and why a judge... not a jury... will decide his fate. safety stamp... two iowa cities are being called the safest in the nation. we'll tell you where you might want to settle down, and why police there say they're able to keep the streets free of violence. new overnight... a shooting sends one person to the hospital overnight. we'll tell you what police know this morning. it's monday february
trial begins today for the man involved in a deadly des moines crash. 24 year old troy mure junior is charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving. this is all that was left of his car after he spun out, slamming into a tree, back in november. the crash killed his passenger and girlfriend, 22-year old scalicity perez. police say he was speeding at the time. they also thought he may have been intoxicated... but those charges were later dropped. mure claims he was being chased and shot at when it all happened. he says he was speeding to get away. this morning he'll face a judge for his bench trial at the polk county
police say a child has died from their injuries... after being hit by a car in davenport. it happened yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of a catholic school. the child was hit by a chevy silverado and taken to the hospital... but did not survive. the names of both the child and the driver are not being released at this time. police are still investigating. two inmates are on the run this morning after escaping a newton facility. the department of corrections says michael amodeo and jessy foley couldn't be found during a routine check saturday night. amodeo is serving a 10 year prison sentence, and foley is serving 27. both were convicted on drug- related charges. anyone with information is asked to call 911. the city of ames says it has one of the safest communities in the nation... "i've lived here for 30 years in the same neighborhood, and
say i've never had the perception that violent crime was ever a problem." - recent f-b-i data shows the town has one of the fastest falling crime rates in the country. there was just one homicide in the study's five year span... and overall, violent crime is down 56 percent. city officials say it's thanks to police programs that build strong relationships with residents. but police officers say it's all a cycle, and those programs are only an option during a low violent crime rate. "and so, when we can do that, and we have the time to do that, we can get into the neighborhoods, work with some of the community leaders, work with some of the neighborhood association leaders on trying to solve specific problems in our neighborhoods." - commander jason tuttle - ames police department the study ranked ames as number two in the nation, dubuque was ranked number one. the zika virus impact is growing slightly here in iowa.. state health officials have now
zika virus. all three cases are travel-related... but none of the women are pregnant. nationwide... there are more than 50 cases of zika... most are travel related as well. johnston drivers may want to account for a little extra time getting to work this morning.. today, the city is closing northwest 70th avenue for construction. the closure stretches from nw 107th street to nw 98th street... a portion of nw 100th street will also be closed. crews will have a detour to redirect drivers until construction is finished. that isn't expected
afternoon. highs will be in the upper 50s by noon, but another cold front is expected to pass through which will once again shift winds toward the north and bring in more clouds. this cold front will be bringing with it a chance for a rain/snow mix. most will fall overnight. snow totals are not expected to exceed 2" in the metro, but could create slick conditions for the morning commute on tuesday. the heaviest snow will fall in ne iowa and that is where a winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 pm
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our top story... we're learning of an shooting on des moines' east side this morning... it happened last night around 10-30 in the 14-hundred block of east 17th court. police say one person was shot as he was leaving this home. he later showed up to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. no word at this point on the victim's name or his condition this morning. police have not determined a suspect. trial begins today for the man involved in a deadly des moines crash. scalicity perez died back in november when the car she was riding in crashed. the driver, troy mure junior, is now charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving. he says he was being chased. his bench trial begins this morning at the polk county courthouse. a norwalk family has a mess to clean up after their sunday evening took a turn
police say the driver of this p-t cruiser took a turn too fast on shady lane drive last night. she ended up running over the stop sign at the corner and slamming into a garage. police say both the driver and her passenger escaped with only minor injuries. the homeowners, along with their son were all inside at the time, but were not harmed. charges are still pending. just one day remains until the cycle... super tuesday gets underway in 14- states all choose their pick for president. donald trump currently leads in the battle for the republican presidential nomination. hillary clinton leads the democrats. sending some snail mail will soon cost you less... back in 20-14... the u-s postal service temporarily increased stamp prices... but that hike is scheduled to end april 10th. that'll drop the price from 49 to 47 cents. u-s-p-s representatives say the change will cost the postal service two-billion dollars a
favorites this morning... tonight, georges niang plays his final home game as a cyclone. niang is the winningest player in cyclone history and has scored more points than all but two other players at iowa state... he's the rare four-year star in men's college basketball...niang will also be the first cyclone to play in 4 n-c-aa tournaments. senior night tonight against oklahoma state... niang, abdel nader, and jameel mckay play their final game at hilton, and it's a win they cyclones absolutely need. tipoff set for 6 p-m. niang is expected to have some 20 family members in attendance. the next time the crowd gets to cheer him at hilton will likely be the day his jersey is raised into the rafters. hawkeye diagnoses have progressed from hiccup to
an all-out slump... and things got worse yesterday at ohio state. 1st half. defense leading to offense. anthony clemmons with the steal, then he nails the layup. hawks lead 8-7. later it's peter jok inside... takes the contact, bucket and the foul. iowa still up 1... 16-15. but the buckeyes end the half in their favor... in the second, iowa regains the lead, but can't keep it. hawks lose again 68-64. they've dropped four of five now. heres a look at the updated big 10 standings... indiana now a 2 game lead over iowa, maryland, michigan st, and wisconsin.
tip off is set for 8 p-m. the funk needs to end right here. meanwhile drake women host their home finale -- taking on bradley. and it's all bulldogs.... first and second. nicole miller brings in 11 points, making it look easy. drake brings home a senior day win, 78-45. after one week off, wells fargo arena is back to being the place where high school dreams come true...today the high school girls kick off state tournament week... mount ayr takes on number one turkey valley in the quarterfinal this morning. turkey valley, is undefeated this season. tip off is set for 10 a-m. now here's savannah guthrie with a look at what's coming up next on the today
good morning. king of the world. leonardo dicaprio finally wins an oscar 22 years after his first nomination. >> i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> brie larson nabbing best actress. "spotlight," the surprise winner for best picture. host chris rock takes on the oscars so white controversy. >> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards.
are live in hollywood with all the highlights from the show, the red carpet and, of course, the after parties. klan controversy. why did donald trump refuse to disavow support from the kkk and its former leader david duke in an interview? >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> david duke and the klu klux klan here. >> honestly, i don't know david duke. >> the odd exchange that left the billionaire scrambling to explain while his rivals pounced. we'll talk to trump in a live interview. erin andrews and her convicted stalker expected to testify at her $75 million civil trial today. we're live at the courthouse. cursed cruise ship? another ill-fated voyage for royal caribbean's anthem of the seas, just weeks after passengers were battered by a powerful storm. this time, bad weather and a norovirus outbreak forcing it to